HERO WORSHIP

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Have you ever wondered what a book's characters do when their creator's away? Calvert's take on their little secret
is a unique perspective on time travel. Her delightful story will have you wondering "what if?" For pure fun this holiday season, don't miss her latest.

One night romance reader Andi Lofton-Hale, an English teacher who's had one too many bad dates, immerses herself in her favorite Regency author's book. The world Louisa Rawlings creates is so much better than the real world. And the men! There's no 21st-century hero to compare to Nathaniel Chamberlain. Suddenly Andi's not in bed anymore; she's at Wedgfeld Hall staring at Nathaniel and believing she has a chance to win his love. She's not going to let the fact that Ms. Rawlings has set him up with a perfectly wonderful heroine stop her from going after the man.

But Andi has a thing or two to learn about what happens between the covers. When the writer is thinking, her characters have to freeze, and when she sets down her pen, her creations are free to live their lives. However, messing with a writer's scheme is tantamount to disaster; you could be written out of the novel -- that's a death sentence. Andi has to move fast if she's to become the heroine and win the man of her dreams. (Zebra, Dec., 352 pp., $3.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin